Hello Instagram lovers! Today Instagram announced that they will be allowing auto-scheduling.
But wait!!! There’s a catch.
Let me tell you everything you need to know.
The new Instagram update (new API)
Let me quickly explain to you what’s going on.
Instagram has just released a new API (= a new system / new Policy). This new API is called the “Business API”.
Companies can now use this “Business API” to build apps that auto-post for Instagram Business accounts.
If you didn’t know, Instagram did not allow auto-posting before. It was against their Policy and could get your account banned, blocked or penalized.
Now, their new system allows companies to build auto-scheduling apps – only if they use the Instagram “Business API”.
Please beware of companies that offer tools that auto-schedule for you but don’t use this API. They are still breaking the rules.
Here is what you need to know about this new change:
Scheduling Instagram posts automatically is… very limited
Here’s the catch. For now:
- Auto-posting will be only available for people who have a business profile
- Instagram will not allow auto-posting for videos
- Instagram will not allow auto-posting for carousels (multiple photos in one post)
- You won’t be able to set a location tag
- You won’t be able to tag users on your photos (you can only tag in your caption)
Note: We will add the auto-scheduling feature in Preview app.
What if you don’t have a business profile… or don’t want to switch to a business profile?
If you don’t have a business profile or don’t want to switch to a business profile: don’t worry. You won’t be affected by this change.
However if you want to schedule your posts automatically, then you have to switch to a business profile.
So what do you think about this new Instagram update? Do you like it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.